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Granite is a common type of igneous rock hard and durable. It never needs replacing as it will retain its original look for a lifetime. Granite can be honed or polished and it is heat and scratch resistant. It is maintenance free and extremely sanitary. Granite is available in a wide spectrum of colors and patterns with over 500 different selections. Granite can be used in kitchens, bathrooms, fireplaces, barbeques, walls, flooring or any countertop you may need. At RIOSTONES we have the finest selection of granite you can find. Granite is a common type of felsic intrusive igneous rock that is granular and phaneritic in texture. The word “granite” comes from the Latin granum, a grain, in reference to the coarse-grained structure of such a holocrystalline rock. The term ‘granite’ also applies to a group of intrusive igneous rocks with similar textures and slight variations on composition and origin. These rocks mainly consist of feldspar, quartz, mica, and amphibole minerals, which form interlocking, somewhat equigranular matrix of feldspar and quartz with scattered darker biotite mica and amphibole (often hornblende) peppering the lighter color minerals. Occasionally some individual crystals (phenocrysts) are larger than the groundmass, in which case the texture is known as porphyritic. A granitic rock with a porphyritic texture is known as a granite porphyry. Granites can be predominantly white, pink, or gray in color, depending on their mineralogy. By definition, granite is an igneous rock with at least 20% quartz and up to 65% alkali feldspar by volume. Granite differs from granodiorite in that at least 35% of the feldspar in granite is alkali feldspar as opposed to plagioclase; it is the potassium feldspar that gives many granites a distinctive pink color. The extrusive igneous rock equivalent of granite is rhyolite.

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RIOSTONES is the premier natural stone supplier along US West. We carry a wide and varied inventory of beautiful granite, marble, quartzite, limestone, travertine and other natural stone slabs quarried from some of the finest stocks from Brazil and throughout the world. We also carry top brands of prefabricated slabs: Copastones, Silestone, Caesarstone and Neolith (please see location store pages for availability). In our 2 locations in Los Angeles and Las Vegas you will find 5,000 different slabs of marble, quartzite, granite, travertine, limestone and more in a palate of 200+ colors and patterns - we're confident you'll find a choice that will suit your tastes and budget. If you can't make it in person, then please enjoy browsing the photos we have reproduced here on this website. When you find an example that you think would be suitable for your natural stone project, then just give us a call or contact us via our easy-to use Email form and we'll respond right away, with all the detailed information you require. We offer very reasonable prices so our inventory tends to move fast but we always have new travertine, marble, granite, quartzite and other natural and prefabricated Copastones slabs arriving from Brazil and other overseas quarries on a regular basis. It is more than likely that we have the type of stone slab you are looking for. All our slabs arrive pre-resined and polished direct from Brazil to our RIOSTONES yard and showroom so they are all ready for cutting according to the template you require. We also have a wide and varied range of sinks, faucets and stone working tools and cleaning and maintenance products so that you can keep your natural stone countertops, vanities, floors and walls in beautiful, gleaming condition.
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